Today, I’m inviting by John to learn how carving in a bone. He is doing that since 25 years and some people from England approached him and bought 4 pieces to put them in a museum in London :-)
The John’s working space with tools everywhere but a good organisation if I compare with a certain garage of papy :-) haha
This is all the steps I need to follow to realise any shape. And before John will create one piece to show me in live how to do the job.
Now, it’s my turn. I have to choose the right size for the thing I want to realise. The butterfly is his first realisation.
First step : draw the design (a circle for me)
Second step : the hole.
Third step : cut roughly the shape with a saw by hand.
My piece is ready to drill :-)
And that’s it :-). The main shape is almost finished. Now I’m going to use scratch paper to finish the shape more precisely.
And it’s totally finish now :-) I missed to take some pictures but this job is confidential ;-) Compare to the beginning piece of bone, the difference is huge!
I wanted a shiny face and a rough face. John did the back one with his signature, the famous leather of New Zealand :-)
I’m proud and for sure, I’ll remember this day :-)
Learning and create my own bone took 5 hours. We got hungry and after a good lunch, Caila make me a good ice cream :-)
Ah, with more ice cream it’s better :-)